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Runic and Bushido require a sword or equivalent weapon to make them available for use in battle. Bushido works properly; if the character is improperly equipped, Bushido will not be available. Runic on the other hand is faulty, in that if a character is acting automatically (Dragon's Neck Coliseum, Confuse, Charm), that character can use Runic regardless of what weapon is currently equipped. The Runic command is enabled by the following weapons: all daggers, all spears, all katanas, and the Magus Rod.